Posts tagged newborn photographer
Baby Shower Gifts New Mamas Will Love

So you have a baby shower to attend or a baby gift to give: congrats! Baby showers are joyous, memorable occasions that make for a lasting impression on the parents-to-be. We see a lot of new parents and new products come through our Maryland photography studio doors! And we spend a lot of time getting to know our clients and what they love. So we put together a list with a few of our favorites. We hand-picked each item for quality and cuteness levels that are through the roof. While some of these items are just for mama, most will be enjoyed by daddy and baby as well! We want you to be the envy of all the other party-goers by gifting the mama-to-be with one of these special items! Check them out and let us know what you think.


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Monthly Blankets by Batz Kids

Mama will love these adorable monthly milestone blankets from Batz Kids. Allow her to celebrate every month of growth and holiday with the cutest blanket for her little loved one. These will make for the perfect Instagram photo backdrop and provide for the most memorable images!

Danielle used one for her daughter and loves looking back on the photos from her baby’s first year! Check out what she did each month in the image to the left :)


Baby Shusher

The Revolutionary Shusher

Make sure the mama-to-be gets her rest with the help of the revolutionary baby shusher. It uses a real human voice to lull her baby to sleep with a calming shush. It also has has a timer, volume adjustment, and a removable wrist strap so she can carry her baby while putting her to sleep. You’ll notice that we have one of these magic devices in the studio, and oh my gosh they are so helpful with calming all the sweet newborns that come for their very first portrait session! Every parent that visits our Maryland newborn studio loves it!


Mommy and Me Outfits for Newborns

Mommy and Me Outfits

Who doesn’t love matching outfits? Pick from a multitude of matching tee and onesie combos for the future mama. Colorful, trendy, and comfy, these outfits will be in constant rotation once the new baby is born.


Sophie la Giraffe Baby Teething Toy

Sofie La Giraffe Teething Toy

Originally made in France in 1961, Sophie has been loved by countless mamas and babies for generations! Sophie is a unique baby teething toy made to stimulate all 5 senses. She is made from natural rubber latex and is soft to soothe those sensitive baby gums. Sophie has other products in her collection too, including rattles, feeding bottles, comforting blankets, and more! It’s a staple in many homes and a great go-to gift.


Baby Handprint Kit

Footprint & Handprint Picture Frame Kits 

Help mama preserve her memories of the little one to come. These ink and clay foot & handprint kits allow mama to save a part of her baby in the form of an artwork she can keep forever. This is the perfect gift for someone who loves a project and doesn’t want to forget how small their tiny little one ones was.


Baby on Board Sunhat

Baby on Board Sun Hat

For all the fashion forward mamas out there, this is a trendy gift she is sure to love! It’s great to take a baby-mooon or wear around the pool. These sun hats can be customized with cute quotes and messages and come in a multitude of colors. Create the perfect unique statement piece for mama to wear during baby’s first beach vacation.


Mommy Milestone Wine Labels

Mommy Milestones Wine Labels

Once her baby is born and wine is on the menu again, you can bet mama will get a kick out of these. These bottle labels can be placed over a wine of your choice and will provide a good giggle for the new parents during a romantic night at home. Now she can cheers to each milestone with a commemorative photo and a drink!


New Mom Spa Gift Set

New Mom Spa Gift Box

Being a newborn mom is tiring! Treat her to this spa gift set complete with handmade buttermilk soap, a bear bath bomb, diaper rash baby butter, a hand-knitted cotton washcloth, and lavender chamomile bath salts. Her and her new baby will be thanking you for the sacred relaxation time this spa set provides.


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Cute and stylish every day bows

If mama is expecting a girl, this bow shop is a dream come true. With a multitude of colors, styles and patterns available, mama will enjoy receiving a set of bows to match any outfit for her sweet baby girl. She can even bring a few of the headbands to her newborn photo session!


Diaper and makeup Bag

A Custom Diaper or Makeup Bag from Stoney Clover Lane

These custom bags are all the rage! Add fun patches and colorful letters to any of their pouches, backpacks, duffels and designs to build a unique bag or accessory for mama-to-be. They are super trendy, versatile, and lightweight to keep Mama organized with a new baby on the go. Gift a pouch with baby’s initials and she is sure to love it! Plus they come in a variety of styles and color options to please even the pickiest mom on the block!


Baby Milestone Book

Baby Milestone Books by Print Smitten

For the journaling moms and writers out there, baby milestone books are perfect for remembering every aspect of the first year of her baby’s life. This is a thoughtfully designed modern baby book that mixes journaling with photo memories and record keeping. With a variety of cover designs to choose from (they can be personalized too!), there is a perfect book in the Print Smitten collection for every mama.


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Newborn baby girl photography session at the Rockville Maryland studio!

This is baby number three for this sweet family and I could not have been more honored to photograph another beautiful baby miracle for them!  I decided to keep this newborn baby girl photography session simple, clean and white. These are my absolute favorites and we have been doing a lot of white color tones at the studio lately.  The focus is always all about the baby and the colors do not distract from other pieces in the home when displayed.  I always enjoy working with props and cute accessories, but they are not always needed to create beautiful newborn portraits. I have so many images of this newborn baby girl that I love! Below are a few of my favorites. I can’t wait to watch this little one grow and be so adored by her family and older siblings! xo

To book a session, contact me via email or phone. I would be honored to welcome you into our Rockville, Maryland studio to meet you and your family. To find out more information and reserve your due date on our studio calendar, please get in touch!

Maryland Photography Studio Before and After

I thought I’d share a fun little before and after today! A lot of work goes into creating the final images from each newborn session at our Maryland photography studio.

Bring me all the babies to snuggle!! But I also love the behind the scenes work when I sit at my computer and get to bring my creative vision to life.  Some babies have perfect porcelain skin and some do not.  The hormones, labor process, and overall sensitivity to a new environment make every baby’s skin react differently. Either way is ok and it eventually goes away!  My goal is to create a final image so that your baby looks just as you see them.  I try very hard not to over edit natural skin tones, birth marks, and any areas that would take away from the natural beauty of your baby.

We also take the utmost care with your baby during their newborn session when it comes to safety.  A baby that is one or two weeks old does not have the strength to hold up their own head. Sarah assists at newborn sessions to help with safety and posing so you can relax and enjoy your time at the studio. Editing out a spotter’s hand is part of the work that goes into turing your images into artwork and beautiful memories to look back on and enjoy.

Much love and attention to detail goes into your newborn session with me, from first inquiry through final delivery.

This adorable guy had some pretty bad baby acne when I saw him. Funny thing is, when he came back two weeks later to view his images, his skin was perfect! And this is how I want his parents to remember him 🙂 

If you are interested in a newborn session at our Maryland photography studio, please get in touch! We would love to hear from you!

Behind the Scenes: Hanging a Gallery Wall of Framed Portraits

Clients often come into the Maryland photography studio with a vision of how they would like to display their favorite images in their home. And others don't have any idea of how they'd like to display their images, and that's ok!  Design is part of our process. Some don't have a lot of wall space and prefer prints and albums to look through, some want a statement piece to admire in the nursery, and others envision a gallery wall of framed portraits lining the hall.  No matter what works best for you and your family, it is my job to help you figure it out and make it happen! Using my camera, I make sure to capture beautiful images of the special times in your life. But beyond that, it is my goal for each family that I photograph to truly love their portraits and take home a piece of art to display and enjoy daily. As I busy mom of little children I can relate to the 'craziness and chaos' of life.  Time is limited and those images you said you would get around to printing are still waiting, years later. That is why I make it a priority to work with each client to deliver a finished product for you and your children to enjoy right away. And if you order a gallery of frames, we will even hang it for you!

My personal favorite photographs of my children are the ones that I have printed and get to look at every day. Nothing beats actually holding, touching and looking at a printed image.

Want to see what I'm talking about?  Here are some behind the scenes images of a recent gallery wall that we created and installed for a client. We did the portrait taking and design but left the artwork hanging to the expert Meredith Forte, of Frame Avenue Design, for a smooth and easy installation.

This gallery wall of images is framed in a white natural barn wood. Their family of four is proudly displayed on the stairway, bringing memories and joy each and every time it is walked by.

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If you want to see more behind the scenes of finished prints and products, check out @danisaraphoto on instagram

Maryland Newborn Photography Studio Session with the G Family

We have been so busy with newborns at our Maryland newborn photography studio lately and loving every minute of it!  I wanted to share a few of the adorable images from this recent newborn session. Look how sweet this new baby is! I especially love the ones with her big sister.  You can see how much they look alike. Sessions like these are ones that make me remember how lucky I am to do this everyday. We kept her session very neutral in colors of whites and grays. Neutral colors ensure that your images will be timeless and blend seamlessly into any room you choose to display them in.

My favorite part about this session is that we were able to capture a variety of images, from sibling to family, sleeping to awake, and even a cute newborn yawn.  Newborn sessions are so amazing to hold onto because they grow up so fast.  They will have these images displayed in their home for years to come and enjoy walking by them and smiling at them everyday.

Scroll to the end to see a cell phone image of their stunning 20x30 bloom frame.  I had to hang it on the studio wall to take photo of it before they picked it up!

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See more by visit the newborn gallery of work and contact us today for more information. We recommend reaching out at least 6 weeks or more before your baby arrives to hold a spot for your session in our calendar.